Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI)

As an organization of faculty and staff, the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee concerns itself primarily with professional development and faculty dialogues. However, the group also serves in a consultative capacity with the administration for broader schoolwide efforts and initiatives. 

For example, the JEDI Committee members collectively authored what has now been adopted by Taipei American School as a community-wide commitment to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. That statement, listed below, will help to anchor community-wide goals and efforts moving forward. 

 

TAS Community Commitment

As a community of students, parents, families, faculty, administration, staff,  board members, and alumni, we will foster a culture of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion that embodies anti-bias action and accountability. We commit ourselves and our peers to live the TAS values and to do the work necessary to maintain an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment for all. We will continue to question and challenge our own biases and privileges and use our experiences to empower our community.

Organizers:

  • Dr. Nathan Smith (Administrator, US Teacher, and TAS Parent)
  • Ryan Haynes (US Counselor and TAS Parent)
  • Keva Bui (Alumnus, Class of 2012)
  • Gwendolyn Harris (Former TAS Parent)

Schoolwide Representatives:

Lower School

  • Jennifer Fisher
  • Clarabelle Lin
  • Brianna Pannell
  • Maria Peters
  • Ben Thompson

Middle School

  • Sherry Boyle
  • Savanna Kuisle
  • Aaron Sorensen
  • Anisha Vinod
  • Chrisanne Roseleip Fossouo

Upper School

  • Melanie Hamre
  • Jaami Franklin
  • Erika Soublet
  • Chase Williams
  • Richard Arnold

Cross-Divisional

  • Connie Ma: Alumni Office
  • TK Edwards: 6-12
  • Jess Huang: KA-12
  • Sophie Tsai: Communications Office